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"Not the Best"

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Former Employee - Administrative in New York, NY
Former Employee - Administrative in New York, NY
Doesn't Recommend
Approves of CEO

I worked at CNN full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Great co-workers, nice location (that's really all I have but there's a twenty word minimum on this site so I wrote this)

Cons

Our dept head was awful- cold, not really into teamwork, hired friends from the outside. Admin staff report to an internal group called NGBA which is a nightmare. This group enables executives bad behavior and will write you up constantly. They work closely with HR (another nightmare) so you're basically stuck with no advocate if your boss behaves badly.

Advice to Management

Get rid of NGBA. Hold your executives accountable. Overhaul HR.

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    "Forget performance, all about personality at Turner"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great perks and discounts; really solid insurance coverage, capable, compassionate coworkers who crave the ability to do their jobs well and receive recognition for it.

    Cons

    It's who you know, not what you know. Just be aware of that going in to Turner. Make sure you never mention anyone's incompetencies or errors because you become the trouble maker. The in-crowd can make huge errors.... errors that wind up in trade media and ridiculed on line. A less popular person, but more capable person can make a minor mistake, like misspelling a name, and get written up. But the talent can go on air unprepared or just report errors and STILL work there.

    Advice to Management

    Let performance and not personality become more important in making decisions about promotion and career development. A person shouldn;t be able to talk and schmooze their way into senior management, vice presidency and SVP roles. Require accountability and measure performance.


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    "Slipping down hill"

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    Former Employee - Senior Editor in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Editor in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CNN full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The people that you will work with day to day are well liked and committed to the job

    Cons

    The mid level and senior management are lost.

    Advice to Management

    go down stairs and stand on the train tracks the company would be better with new blood in your jobs.

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